KARACHI: Former captain Younis Khan has said that Sarfraz Ahmed is daring and courageous cricketer and he would never drop him from the team if he had been captain.
“Being a vice-captain in two formats, Sarfraz cannot be dropped from Pakistan team,” he told reporters at Quaid-e-Azam Park Steel Township Ground on Thursday.
He was invited by K.Electric football team to motivate the team which was attending a training camp at Steel Township Ground ahead of AFC Inter Cup Championship being held in Bhutan.
Three top players Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq also featured in the friendly football match.
Younis was referring to Sarfraz Ahmed’s dropping in the two Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka in Colombo last week despite being deputy to Shahid Afridi.
“Keeping in view Sarfraz’s fighting qualities, he would have been an automatic choice in T20 series,” he remarked.
He recalled that Sarfraz Ahmed had been performing exceptionally well in the all three format of cricket.
He said PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan and ex-chairman Najam Sethi expressed the similar views about Sarfraz’s dropping.
He said players like Sarfraz Ahmed, Asad Shafiq and Anwar Ali are future of Pakistan cricket.
Younis Khan said he wanted to play One-day internationals. But he doesn’t care if selectors were not picking him.
Legendary batsman Younis, who is just 18 runs away from breaking Javed Miandad’s long-standing record of 8832 runs in 124 tests. Younis Khan had scored 8814 runs in 101 Test with 30 centuries to Miandad’s 23 hundreds.
He said there was still 5-6 years cricket left in him and he wanted to cross 10,000 runs mark in Test.
“I wanted to see that Pakistan have 5-6 batsmen scoring 10,000 runs in Test matches,” he said.